STEPS programme

                                     

  •          The Steps programme constitutes a very valuable bridge between the Early Learning and the Grades programmes. For those who learn English from early years, the Steps will be appropriate for their first years in a full school setting, but the examinations are equally appropriate and valuable for the development of speakers who start learning at a later age.

                                                      

  •          The programme is divided into three consecutive courses of four months each, i.e. Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3.

                             

  •          The programme is designed for students who have acquired a basic competence in simple English but are at the beginning of extending their range of vocabulary and grammatical forms.

                                

  •          The aim is to enable our students to acquire a performance confidence, the beginnings of presentational skills, and the capacity to hold a proper conversation in elementary English.

                                                           

  •          The final examinations consist of three elements: a performance, a presentation and a discussion.

                                

  •          In the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the difficulty level of the Steps program is referred to as Breakthrough level.